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CountryLink XPT derailment, July 2014

May 01, 2017

On the morning of July 11, 2014 the Sydney-bound XPT derailed just outside Southern Cross Station, where the dual gauge tracks over the North Melbourne flyover split into separate standard and broad gauge tracks. The newly rebuilt tracks has just opened for service that morning.

Craigieburn collision, May 2010

May 05, 2010

Down Craigieburn service with 570M-T-M + 309M-T-M ran up the back of the down empty Apex train which was stopped at a signal outside Craigieburn station. 570M-T-M received most of the damage and needed to be cut apart; 309M-T-M was shunted off by T402 and taken to Broadmeadows as a complete train.

Craigieburn electrification project

Photos of the Craigieburn electrification works completed in 2007, as well the new station at Roxburgh Park and later upgrades to Craigieburn station

Craigieburn Workshops

Craigieburn Workshops is a maintenance facility on the the Northern Group, and serves the fleet of Comeng trains deployed to that corridor.

Cranbourne Transit

July 14, 2018

Cranbourne Transit operates bus services in Melbourne;'s outer south-eastern suburbs

Crumbling station building at Armadale

July 01, 2017

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Crumbling station building at Newmarket

June 30, 2014

A look at the crumbling citybound station building at Newmarket station on the Craigieburn line, where everything is falling apart. The cantilevered platform verandah was reinforced with acrow props in 2012 and demolished in 2013. As for the piers holding everything up, even bigger acrow props have been installed to counteract the failing concrete piers and beams.

Damaged level crossing at Brooklyn

Clueless truck drivers have a history of destroying the level crossing lights located at the corner of Somerville and McDonald Road in Brooklyn.

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

August 19, 2018

Located in the highlands town of Daylesford, the railway specialises in the operational  preservation of Victorian Railways railmotors.

Dee Decker Tours

Dee Decker Tours runs party buses in Melbourne using a fleet of single and double deck buses.

Deniliquin line signalling and infrastructure

March 04, 2012

Signalling and infrastructure on the line to Deniliquin - despite being in NSW it's all broad gauge and Victorian Railways operated

Derailed oil tanker at Tottenham Yard

In July 2010 vandals released the hand brake of an oil tank wagon stored at Tottenham Yard, causing it to roll towards the city, until it derailed as expected on the derail block at the end of the siding.

Derailed tram at Spencer and Flinders Street, March 2019

On 28 March 2019 tram E2.6059 went to turn from Spencer into Flinders Street with a MCG bound football special service, when the first bogie of the middle section came off the tracks.

Derailed tram on Elizabeth Street, May 2013

May 23, 2013

On May 18, 2013 tram works were underway on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD, with a temporary crossover in used just north of La Trobe Street. Z3.229 was headed south over the crossover when the trailing bogie derailed, leaving the tram skewed across the tracks. Once the tram was rerailed the crossover stayed out of use for the rest of the day, while the bolts holding it down were adjusted.

DERMPAV - charter to Ballarat, May 2013

May 25, 2013

On May 25, 2013 a private group chartered RM58 for a trip to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus Marsh

DERMPAV - Colac charter, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 DERMPAV took RM58 down to Colac to run shuttles for the Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society

DERMPAV - Colac trip, August 2012

August 05, 2012

On August 5, 2012 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Colac and return. On the approach to Winchelsea station the train hit a fallen tree which damaged the radiator, but was still able to limp into the station. N474 was sent from Geelong to rescue RM58, taking the railcar back to Newport where it was shunted into the workshops.

DERMPAV - Colac trip, July 2018

July 21, 2018

On July 21, 2018 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Colac and return. After failing near Winchelsea station N470 was sent light engine to assist, returning the railcar to Newport via Southern Cross.

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, August 2011

August 27, 2011

On August 27, 2011 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 from Southern Cross to Upfield, Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale.

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, May 2012

May 19, 2012

On May 19, 2012 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 on a route of the suburbs, with a focus on the goods lines that ARTC would let passenger trains access.

The route taken was:
- Southern Cross platform 7
- Newport platform 2, change direction
- Altona sidings and to Brooklyn via the West line (broad gauge only track)
- Over the Tottenham flyover, past Tottenham Yard and through the Bunbury Street tunnel
- West fork towards North Dynon Junction, to just before Dynon Road, change direction
- East fork of triangle past MPC, stop just on the east side of Dock Link Road, beyond signal DYN134, change direction
- Take south fork, then Bunbury Street tunnel through to Sunshine platform 2, change direction
- Back to the city via the passenger lines.
- Southern Cross platform 8 north, change direction.
- Over the Essendon flyover to Flemington Racecourse platform 1, change direction
- Back via the Essendon flyover to Flinders Street platform 10, lunch break
- Down to Sandringham, change direction
- Flinders Street platform 10

DERMPAV - National Party charter to Colac, October 2015

October 28, 2015

On 28 October 2015 RM58 was the first heritage train traverse the Regional Rail Link tracks - chartered from DERMPAV by National Party candidate for Polwarth David O'Brien for a journey from Melbourne to Colac and return.

DERMPAV - Rail Revival Alliance charter to Dunolly

October 13, 2018

On 13 October 2018 the Rail Revival Alliance chartered DERMPAV's rail motor RM58 for a trip to Dunolly, to make the case for expanded country rail services in the leadup to the 2018 State Election. The charter ran from Newport to Dunolly and return, via Geelong, Ballarat and Maryborough.

DERMPAV - RM58 test run February 2011

February 21, 2011

RM58 has been restored by DERM Preservation Association of Victoria and went out for a test run on February 21 from Newport to Melbourne Yard and return.

DERMPAV - Seymour trip, October 2014

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival

Diamond Valley Railway

September 01, 2019

The Diamond Valley Railway is a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) ridable miniature railway that extends along a 2 km circuit through Eltham Lower Park in Melbourne, Victoria.

Driver Bus Lines

June 09, 2012

Driver Bus Lines once operated five bus routes in Melbourne's east, until they were sold to CDC Melbourne in July 2013.

DSRC level crossing warning technology trial

In 2012 antennas were fitted to two Alstom Comeng trains to trial a Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) based level crossing warning device on the Frankston line, as part of a project by the Centre for Technology Infusion at La Trobe University: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/technology-infusion/innovation/transport/improving-safety-at-level-crossings

Dudley Street H set collision, May 2006

June 19, 2006

In May 20006 VSH22 and FSH21 were involved in a shunting accident at the Dudley Street carriage yards. BCH122 was pushed into BCH121. The first pics are from about 10pm (the incident happened some time before then) and then the rest are later on at 1pm after the re-railing was complete. The final photos are after the collision repairs.

Dysons Bus Services

September 01, 2019

Dysons Bus Services operates 31 bus routes in Melbourne northern suburbs.

Eastern region stations and infrastructure

Stations and infrastructure in the east of Victoria

East Preston Depot

East Preston Depot on Plenty Road, East Preston once supplied trams to routes 11 and 86. It was replaced by the 'New' Preston Depot in April 2016, with the site now used for refurbishing trams.

Eastrans

December 03, 2014

Eastrans was a brand used by Kefford Corporation for bus routes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, based out of their Oakleigh depot. In October 2014 it was rebranded as CDC Melbourne.

East West Bus Company

May 02, 2018

East West Bus Company is a joint venture between Dyson Group and Reservoir Bus Company that operates three bus routes in Melbourne's north-east.

Echuca station and stored wagons

March 04, 2012

Photos of the station yard, abandoned and stored rolling stock, steam locomotive A2 996, wharf siding, the Murray River bridge and the former station at Moama

E class tram testing and first day

The E class tram are three-section, four-bogie articulated trams built by Bombardier. The first two trams spent a number of months in testing around the Melbourne tram network, before they entered service on Monday November 04, 2013.

El Zorro's final Warrnambool freight, October 2008

October 17, 2008

17 October 2008 was the last time El Zorro operated the Warrnambool freight, the locos were CFLCA liveried T377, VR liveried T378 and SSR liveried T376. Photos from Marshall through to Warrnambool, then back to Winchelsea - it sure was a long chase!

El Zorro derailment, March 2010

March 09, 2010

A down El Zorro grain derailed at West Footscray Junction, with T320 and S303 coming off the rails (third and fourth units), along with 12 wagons.

El Zorro grain trains

March 06, 2013

El Zorro operates a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria, on both broad and standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons

El Zorro Horsham freight

July 25, 2010

For a period during 2009 El Zorro operated a standard gauge freight service between Melbourne and Horsham

El Zorro mineral sands train

June 18, 2011

The mineral sands train was operated by El Zorro and runs on an irregular basis between Melbourne and Portland, to transport titanium and zircon mineral sands processed by Iluka Resources at Hamilton

El Zorro to Morwell, October 2008

October 22, 2008

On October 22, 2008 El Zorro ran a test train to the Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal at Morwell, as a promotional event for local companies interested in using the terminal. The four container wagons were previously used on the Warrnambool contract: CQOY 2393 and three ZQLXs

El Zorro wagon transfer, 2009

August 01, 2009

On 1 August 2009 El Zorro ran an empty wagon movement from Adelaide to Melbourne, with FL220 and GL109 hauling a train of CFCLA CQWY well wagons and CQMY container wagons.

El Zorro wagon transfer from Warrnambool, December 2008

May 18, 2010

El Zorro transfer sent T376 down to Warrnambool light engine on Wednesday December 3, 2008 to pick up some of their wagons from the yard. The train returned the next day. Back when they had the contract for running the Warrnambool freight they had a wagon with a cage at one end (ZFSX 12K) that got red carded and couldn't be moved. The second wagon (ZDXF 1) was left behind on the last run as the train was too long to fit into the loop at Camperdown.

El Zorro Warrnambool freight

September 26, 2008

Between April and October 2008 El Zorro opereated the Warrnambool freight, carrying containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

Endeavour and Xplorer railcar transfers to Bombardier Dandenong

February 26, 2010

The Endeavour and Xplorer railcars are operated by CityRail and CountryLink in New South Wales. Originally built at Dandenong in Victoria, in 2007/08 they have been undergoing a refurbishment program at the same plant. To transfer the cars they are gauge converted from standard to broad at South Dynon, then hauled as unbraked wagons down to Dandenong. These transfer trains are being run by Pacific National depot at Geelong, with extra wagons for braking purposes which are stored at North Geelong Yard between runs

End to End, Collingwood

February 11, 2018

Best known for the trio of Hitachi trains located on the rooftop, 'End to End' is a three story development located at 48 Easey Street, Collingwood. Easey's Burgers is located in one of the trains.

Epping Workshops

Epping Workshops is the only maintenance facility on the the Clifton Hill Group, and serves the fleet of X'Trapolis trains deployed to that corridor.